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The Hilo Sessions (Vol.3)

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Black Sand Booty Events Presents
The Hilo Sessions (Vol. 3)
When: Sat, August 6, 2022
Show: 7:00 PM – 11:59 p.m. 
Cost: $15 Music, $25 Music + Axe Throwing
Where: Hilo Axe Lounge, 301 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720
Tickets: Eventbrite

On Saturday, August 6, The Hilo Sessions (Vol.3) concert series returns with Unity and The Family Band, Green Flash, Tezkatlipoca, guest speaker Prizma, and live painter Reyn Grillo.

Unity and The Family Band
Ascend and transcend with organic roots music vibrations! Indigenous West African, Latin, and Asian influenced, Icaro infused deep groove prayers…to open, transform and alchemize our bodies and souls! In this ensemble, listeners get to witness the power of world instruments such as the dun dun, kora, djembe, ngoni, and handpan, to name a few. This all-star band features Dr. Unity Nguyen, Freeya Ray, Seth “Old Stoneman” Robinson, Gary Zamber, and Aimryta Archer. With a contemporary folkloric feeling…paired with traditional rhythms and delicious vocal harmonies, Unity and The Family Band offer audiences plenty of opportunities to sing along!

Green Flash

A melodic and original World Fusion ensemble performing unique instrumental compositions. Their sound is singular, soft, beautiful, relaxing, exotic, heavy, and exhilarating. The interplay between electric guitar and violin creates a lush and stylized sound, while the congas and bass hold down an undeniable booty shaking groove. There is definitely a global vibe as the band takes listeners on a journey through arabic and spanish landscapes, irish and chinese rock ballads, and even hawaiian style slack key! Green Flash is an eclectic modern rock/nu-metal band that also dips listeners into lush jazzy chillout vibes. A force to be reckoned with, and an experience unforgettable!

DJ/Producer/Emcee originating from Aztlan (New Mexico) is influenced by an exquisite range of styles and genres. Tezkatlipoca has smashed dance floors for over a decade. With the ability to smoothly transition and blend rhythms ranging from House, Tech, Tribal, Bass, Trap, Hip Hop, BoomBap, Reggae, Dancehall, Reggaeton, Latin, Afro, Indigena, Jungle, etc. Live remixing, sampling, and production are but a few facets that Tezkatli adds to each live performance, bringing a sense of unique creativity and innovative technique

About this event
The Hilo Sessions is an intimate concert series showcasing our local artists and community organizers. It is our joy to provide alternative social spaces for music and art appreciators to collectivize and celebrate life. Each session will feature a different guest speaker, representing a community org that is doing impactful work for da aina and da people.

  • There will be an organic elixir bar serving ‘awa and fresh cold-pressed juices (virgin/spiked)
  • Enter our raffle to win a FREE all-night pass to axe throwing, redeemable anytime for a party of up to six. Purchase of our $5 raffle ticket also grants you a free beer cup for our beer keg 😉
  • Come early if you like grab seats or talk story with the artists and community organizers!


August 6
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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